University United Methodist Church
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mornings at University Church are alive with
Church School begins at 9:15 am with classes for all ages.
College age - Library
Friendship - Gathering Place
Harmony - Room 203
Serenity Seekers - Room 205
Sumus - Room 108
Youth and Children Classes:
Pre-school - Room 208
K-2nd - Room 104
3rd - 5th - Room 206
Middle and High School - Room 105
Children 3 and under are welcome to visit the Nursery during Church school.
Morning Worship Celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. Worship includes song,
prayer, a message for the children, a message for the adults, and communion on
the first Sunday of every month.
Nursery is available during Church school and worship for infants and children up to
age four. Our nursery staff must complete training and a background check through
Safe Gatherings before they begin working.
Video ministry - Each Sunday worship service is recorded
for anyone who would like to watch it. DVDs are kept in the office and are
available for check-out. Call the church office to arrange for pick-up. They
are available immediately after the worship service and are kept for up to a
5:30 p.m. Prayer and Communion
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Snack Supper
6:30 p.m. Children's
activities, adult studies and youth recreation
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir
Child care is available during classes.
University UMC offers a variety of
adult Bible studies throughout the year. Classes
are offered at varying times on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays. Contact the church office for the
current study topics.
The youth program at University UMC
includes middle and high school church school
classes, Bible studies and youth group activities.
There are three main areas of focus for these
groups -- learning about the Bible and God and
developing a closer relationship with God; being
in service and mission; and having fun together in
a Christian environment. Sunday School is at 9:15
a.m. on Sunday, youth group is at 4:00 p.m. each
Sunday and recreation time on Wednesday at 6:30
p.m. All youth are invited to grow, serve and
fellowship with us. For more information about the
youth program, visit our Youth section of the
Music has always been an integral
part of the worship experience at University
United Methodist Church. The chancel choir has
developed a tradition of excellence over the past
25 years or more that is known throughout the
city. Members of the choir are all volunteer and
come from diverse backgrounds and vocations.
College students, engineers, business men and
women, mechanics, teachers, and retirees all call
the choir their own and work hard to bring the
congregation anthems and service music that will
be uplifting and inspirational. The choir selects
its literature from traditional anthems and choral
works, spirituals, gospel and contemporary
anthems, with an emphasis on quality music
performed at a high level. Throughout the year
they also offer special musical performances,
usually during the Christmas Season and Passion
Week/Easter. Such major works performed over the
past several years include; Benjamin Britten's
Ceremony of Carols with harp, Ralph Vaughan
Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem with Orchestra, John
Rutter's Requiem and Gloria, Major portions of the
Handel Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria and numerous
others. Members of the choir feel strongly about
their love of singing and their ministry of
bringing that love to the congregation through the
performance of great choral literature.
There is an outstanding Children's Choir at
University United Methodist Church. Children from
Kindergarten through 5th grade participate in a
musical program that teaches them the basics of
music including rhythm, harmony, and melody while
preparing them for performances each month, to the
delight of the congregation. The children, led by
their director Ricki Emery, sing songs of the
faith, play rhythm instruments, and accompany
themselves on assorted bells, marimbas and
keyboard instruments. Many of the children
themselves study piano and/or other instruments at
home and in school adding to their enjoyment of
the choir experience.
is an accountable discipleship group for children
in the 3rd - 5th grades seeking to witness for
Jesus Christ through works of caring and faith.
The children covenant together to practice Acts of
Kindness, Acts of Justice, Acts of Devotion, and
Acts of Worship and to encourage and watch over
one another in love.
6-8 week sessions are offered each year. Time is
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Contact the church
"The kingdom of God is as if
someone would scatter seed on the ground, and
would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed
would sprout and grow." Mark 4:26-28.
Every Tuesday at noon, a book group
meets in the church library. Short story
anthologies are used for study with a lively
discussion offering fresh insights to the various
members of the group.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UUMW)
University United Methodist Women
(UUMW) is a supportive fellowship group of women
who seek to know Jesus, grow spiritually, and seek
God's will for their lives. They plan programs and
projects which encourage members to experience God
and further the mission of the church. They
support local and global mission needs with
contributions of money, time, and talents and
strive to educate themselves on both church and
society. They have both daytime and evening
programs as well as morning, afternoon, and
evening circle meetings.
Prayer Chain is a special ministry of University
United Methodist Women. It is composed of a
supportive network of women who act as prayer
warriors for the special needs of members, their
families, friends, co-workers, etc. Prayer
requests may be made for concerns and joys.
Requests may be made at any time.
For a prayer request, please call
the church office at 686-6765. The prayer chain is
updated weekly via phone and email.
church library offers a wide variety of books for
all ages on a variety of topics, including
biblical scholarship, theology, popular fiction
Books and videos are a great way to
nurture your soul and broaden the boundaries of
University Church M&Ms are a
group of "mature adults" -- mostly retired -- who
meet the third Thursday of each month for a
potluck lunch and program. They meet at noon for
lunch with the program starting at 1:00 p.m. and
lasting about an hour. All "mature Methodists" are
invited to join this fun group. Just bring a dish
to share and your table service. The food is
great, the fellowship fantastic and the programs
The fourth Sunday of each month is
"Food Drive" Sunday for United Methodist Urban
The fourth Sunday of each month,
immediately after church, worshipers are invited
to Fellowship Hall for Coffee Fellowship. Coffee
Fellowships give members and visitors a chance to
Breakfast is the first and third Sunday of each
month at 8:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. This a good
time to nourish your body with good food and
enrich your UUMC friendships.
donation is accepted to support youth attending
summer conference camping.
Church members and friends in the
fifty-plus age group are invited to try the UUMC
physical fitness program which meets every Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. for an hour. It
is especially designed for the mature adult who
wants to increase flexibility, strength and
balance. The music of our exercise video program
is energizing, the folks are friendly, and the
workouts are fun and good for you.
church office is located in the Education
Building, Room 202.
The Church Office is open Monday
through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 686-6765 or
email@example.com with any questions.